Families of Choice Are Remaking America

Through their networks of friends, singles are strengthening society’s social bonds

Nautilus
Nautilus
Jan 8, 2020 · 11 min read
Illustration of a handshake between one person and many arms leading to one hand.
Illustration of a handshake between one person and many arms leading to one hand.
Illustration: Aad Goudappel

By Bella DePaulo

Originally published at Nautilus in March 2016.

When Dan Scheffey turned 50, he threw himself a party. About 100 people packed into his Manhattan apartment, which occupies the third floor of…

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